Sunday, June 29, 2014

What the hell happened: RIPD


RIPD is one of the few sci-fi movies currently on HBO Go. That's pretty much the reason I watched it (also I may have a weakness for things titled with acronyms). Having seen the trailers, having read the reviews, I knew going into it that it wasn't going to be Bergman. It probably was not going to be good.

Watching RIPD, I could see the pieces that should have fit together. I could imagine the good movie that it could have been. I should have hated it, but I didn't. In fact, the feeling I had at the end was disappointment. There was potential. Potential for a formulaic movie, sure, but at least a solid popcorn movie. What the hell happened?

Spoilers hereafter. (Also, lots of parentheses [and sub-parentheticals].)